If you need any help getting into the holiday spirit, the North Carolina Symphony is presenting 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Thursday night at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. WRAL-TV anchor David Crabtree will headline the show by reading the winter classic accompanied by the orchestra.
The Capital City Girls Choir, along with North Carolina singers Brandi Q. Hancock and Jason McKinney, will also join in for holiday favorites including "The Little Drummer Boy," "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "Baby It's Cold Outside," selections from "The Nutcracker" and more.
In addition, the orchestra will also perform a selection from the symphony's own bass trombone player Terry Mizesko 's A Chanukah Celebration, followed by the movement “Kwanzaa: Karamu‟” from Maestro William Henry Curry's composition for soprano and orchestra, Holiday Songs.
And the show is interactive. Audience members will be provided lyric sheets so they can sing along with holiday classics like "Frosty the Snowman" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
The night will close with a visit from Santa.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.